Tuesday, September 15, 2015

1986 Fleer

Year: 1986
Set Manufacturer: Fleer
Set: Basball (Flagship)
Card Number: 506
Card Type: Base

It probably doesn't get much simpler than this.  Honestly Fleer for me was always the blandest of card brands, but growing up it was also the most elusive. I could find Topps anywhere, the card shop  grocery store, convenience store, pharmacy, big box stores like K-Mart and Sears.  And Donruss usually wasn't that hard to find, but for me Fleer was this ghost in the distance.  And honestly I don't know what all the hubbub was about. Sure 1989 would bring the whole Billy Ripken bat thing into play, but for me Fleer always looked so bland.  It wouldn't be until the mid-90's that Fleer put out a couple sets that bucked their trend.  

Even so the 1986 set, while kind of bland and safe is a handsome set.  The bold blue borders help.  It works well with Robin's card as the card is decked out in Brewers colors.  A nice photo of Robin taken during batting practice before a game.  The backs are pretty typical Fleer with the multicolored stripes to divide the stats and make it easier to read.

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